Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bit of This, Little of That

I feel quite accomplished today. I sat down. I picked a brush. I picked up some needles. I also picked up the remote control. At the moment, I am currently picking up a glass a rye. It has a been a good day.

First we start with a wash:

I just hate to see a white canvas, (rather an off white canvas).

Next I attempt to sketch in where I think I will have things situated.

The more difficult part I find, is waiting the few days for things to dry so I can better attack my idea without it turning into an interesting mud colour.

I have also been trying to fix my lily painting. I refuse to lose to a painting. I will be victorious, or destroy all evidence that I tried.

It's a work in progress, don't judge......please.

When I picked up the sticks, I worked on the baby niece's sweater:

I like this one very much. There is very little seaming. For the most part, it is knit in the round. You just divide the stitches for the front and back, and later work in the sleeves. Well, that is the theory.

We went on our walk tonight and stopped Main St. Yarns and picked up some yarn that I had neglected to earlier from the sock club. I'm a bad traveler :(

Rebel seems to favour this one:

And while we sleep, we have our little guardian on deck to make sure we are safe.

Somehow, I do not really find this comforting. It explains the weird bed head when I wake in the morning.
I'm off to finish my drink and surf the net. I hope you all have some cool plans for the week end. Even if it just involves housework and a time for yourself. Night everyone. :)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I Love The Scent of FO's in the Wee Hours

With a little help and encouragement from loved ones, it is amazing what you can do in a few days.
I have an awesome drink on hand:

It's called a French Kiss. If you are interested, leave a comment, I will send the details.

Coupled with some good tunes:

I have seen this group live. They are amazing. Bif puts on a great show. It's full of energy and attitude.
Mix together,

End result is a smiling man with a kick azz scarf:

I'm just looking outside the window as I type along to the beat. We may get a snow day tomorrow:

I hope I can find my truck in the morning:

Have a good night everyone. I'm going to try and settle down so I can sleep a little tonight.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

So This is 2009.

Welcome to 2009!! I hope is was exciting for all of you. It was fairly low key over here. We made a nice super, drank some champagne, and watched movies until the wee hours of the morning. Those are my favourite kind of nights. A few people asked me if I made any resolutions. At the time of my answer, I said no. I have since this afternoon, changed my opinion of the whole idea. I have been thinking about this quite a bit if truth be told. I want to dedicate a certain amount of time for my creative outlets. I have been slacking in my painting and drawing. I have a lot things on hold and there really is no need for that. I always say something along the line that I need the daylight. Well, I live in Canada. The light is sometimes a bit shy and won't show herself until March. So let me change that perspective and just look at it as a way to create something different, with interesting colour combinations, and perhaps new ideas. I also need to gain a new perspective with money. Do I really these things I desire? Most likely answer is: Of course not. So let me streamline things a bit and concentrate my efforts to a goal. Perhaps one of home ownership? I will start small and work my way through from there. I will also take better care of myself. I cannot help anyone if I cannot help myself. So I will evaluate things more closely and make sure I acquire the things I need to be a better version of myself. I do not know how successful this will be. If I put forth an honest effort, whatever I accomplish will be worth my valuable time.
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone. I wish you all lots of love, health, and whatever you all desire the most.